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An ironclad lockdown due to COVID-19 meant Father Donardo “Dandi” Bermejo had to close his health clinic in the Philippines. But it couldn’t stay that way. “After a … more
Father Clarence Wiederholt believes there’s a right way and a wrong way to do battle with the devil. “You really realize when you get old, you’ve got to fight him,” said … more
Whereas, the Department of Health and Senior Services of the State of Missouri and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Federal Government continue to recommend the … more
This is the second part of a two-part report on new leadership in eight Catholic schools in the Jefferson City diocese: Continuity and clarity of vision are two hallmarks of leadership in each of … more
Someone asked Father Nathan Mudd whether he would be rather be a great preacher or a great confessor. He chose being a great confessor. “That’s where people get brought back to … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENTS Deacon James Kliethermes, from diaconal ministry at Cathedral of St. … more
Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, chaplain of the Missouri House of Representatives, offered the following prayer at the opening of the 2020 Special Legislative Session in the House on Aug. 12: … more
The two deacons who coordinate the functions of the permanent diaconate office in this diocese bring a wealth of ministerial and life experience to their roles. Deacon John Schwartze, recently … more
“If you get the diaconate right,” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight once stated, “everything else about the Church seems to just fall into place.” With a rightly ordered diaconate, … more
Sister Linda Maune of the School Sisters of Notre Dame has been teaching and serving at Holy Family School in Freeburg for over half of her 60 years in religious life. “It has been a … more
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops, in their role as officers of the Missouri Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on Aug. 5, following Missouri voters’ passage of Amendment … more
People have been coming to Starkenburg for well over a century to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows. Even during the cold months of the year on a calm sunny day, you can find visitors … more
All 37 of the Jefferson City diocese’s Catholic elementary schools and three Catholic high schools remain on target for ringing in the 2020-21 school year with in-school instruction. But … more
CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THE BACCALAUREATE MASS. CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THE COMMENCEMENT. Prevailing wisdom has cast the COVID-weary Class of 2020 as … more
This is the first in a series of reports on new Catholic School administrators in the Jefferson City diocese. Eight of the Jefferson City diocese’s 37 Catholic elementary schools and three … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) is expanding its Food & Nutrition Services Program through the distribution of senior food boxes to Cole County seniors in … more
The Missouri State Council of the Knights of Columbus presented its 2019 Youth of the Year Award to Johannes Woelk, son of Klaus and Madonna Woelk of St. Patrick Council 2627 in Rolla. Johannes is … more
Father Michael Coleman remained positive while beginning chemotherapy and radiation on July 20. It’s been a month since Fr. Coleman had a tumor the size of two baseballs removed from its … more
Ashley Brooks enjoys her ringside view of things miraculous. “They happen so frequently here that I’m not really surprised anymore,” said Mrs. Brooks, executive director of The … more
Jesus didn’t just complain about the human condition. He actually did something. “He directly fought the devil!” said Father William Peckman, pastor of Ss. Peter & Paul … more
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